Imagine you peer inside your Christmas stocking and discover a playing card, a brick, a doodle and a piece of chewed chewing gum. You couldn’t be blamed for assuming you’d been very naughty that year. But what if you looked at these items a different way?
How did you act the last time you had an important interview or first date?
Did you spend additional time to cultivate your appearance? Be more sociable than you might otherwise be? Or avoid that dish that was likely to paint your face with brightly coloured sauce?